Gautam Biswas is a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering in the EECS Department, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University. He has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai, India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Michigan State University in E. Lansing, MI.
Prof. Biswas conducts research in Intelligent Systems with primary interests in hybrid modeling, simulation, and analysis of Cyber Physical systems, and their applications to diagnosis, prognosis, and fault-adaptive control. As part of this work, he has worked on fault diagnosis and fault-adaptive control of secondary sodium cooling systems for nuclear reactors, automobile engine coolant systems, fuel transfer systems for aircraft, Advanced Life Support systems and power distribution systems for NASA. He has also initiated new projects in health management of complex systems, which includes online algorithms for distributed monitoring, diagnosis, and prognosis. More recently, he is working on data mining for diagnosis, and developing methods that combine model-based and data-driven approaches for diagnostic and prognostic reasoning. This work, in conjunction with Honeywell Technical Center and NASA Ames, includes developing sophisticated data mining algorithms for extracting causal relations amongst variables and parameters in a system. For this work, he received the NASA 2011 Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Technology and Innovation Group Award for Vehicle Level Reasoning System and Data Mining methods to improve aircraft diagnostic and prognostic systems.
In other research projects, he is involved in developing simulation-based environments for learning and instruction. He has also developed innovative educational data mining techniques for studying students’ learning behaviors and linking them to metacognitive strategies. His research has been supported by funding from ARL, NASA, NSF, DARPA, and the US Department of Education. His industrial collaborators include Airbus, Honeywell Technical Center, and Boeing Research and Development. He has published extensively, and has over 600 refereed publications. Dr. Biswas a Fellow of the IEEE and the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society, and member of the ACM, AAAI, AIED, and the Sigma Xi Research Societies.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
Research Interests: Cyber-physical systems, Big data science and engineering, Risk and reliability, Modeling and analysis of cyber physical systems, Model-based diagnosis, Data mining for diagnosis, Intelligent learning environments, Educational data mining, Integrated planning, Scheduling, Control, Resource allocation for complex systems